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December 3, 2020

Dates are listed below.  You are still welcome to go to other counties, please call them on their process for registering.  Please keep checking our website for updated information.  In-person course will look different this year.  Plan is to have several dates scheduled with only 10 maximum allowed per date with registration required.  All training sessions will be held at the Extension office in Allison this year.  No walk-ins allowed.

Private Pesticide Course—dates being offered at Butler County Extension office   BROCHURE

Morning and afternoon sessions for the dates specified with Terry Basol as the speaker coming to us via Zoom.

January 26th (Tuesday) - 9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. (both sessions are full)

February 18th (Thursday) - 9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. (both sessions are full)

March 11th (Thursday) -9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.  (both sessions are full)

April 8th (Thursday) - 9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

No refreshments will be offered, so plan accordingly.  Blu-ray will be offered outside of these dates, please call for scheduling. 

October 5, 2020

New video series provides information on in-field methods for assessing health.  

Soil Health Assessment Video

A Quick Reference to Butler County Residents.  Be sure to check out all the links at "Resources from ISU Extension" on this page for more information. 

Popular Publications from ISU:

Crop Advantage 2018 Series Proceedings

Integrated Crop Management Newsletters

Iowa Dept. of Ag & Land Stewardship (IDALS)

Iowa Ag Climate Network

Iowa Ag Statistics

Iowa Commodity Organizations

Iowa Manure Management Action Group (IMMAG)

ISU Research Farms (see NE Research Farm-Nashua)

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

Statewide Resources

  • Information that protects and enhances the economic value of Iowa’s agriculture and horticulture, by educating growers and the general public about plant diseases and science.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

  • The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnosis of plant problems (plant diseases, insect damage, and assessment of herbicide damage) and the identification of insects and weeds from the field, garden, and home.

  • Providing direct, unbiased comparisons of corn hybrids and soybean varieties, in a number of different environments.

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with crop management decisions and nutrient applications.

  • Educating producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in organic agriculture both on-farm and at Iowa State University.

  • The Iowa Soil and Land Use site provides data related to the agricultural and non-agricultural uses of Iowa land to help you determine the right use for your soil.

  • Entryway to crop production, soil and nutrient management, weed management, and ag weather information.

  • Insecticide evaluation reports and information on specific pests of economic significance to Iowa crop production.

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  • Your source for comprehensive crop production news and information from Iowa State University specialists and agronomists.

  • Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

  • Knowledge and information that improves the efficiency of traditional commodity grain markets and assists emerging markets for user-specific grains.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • Find resources on soil nutrients, nutrient management, soil sampling and testing, interpretations and recommendations.

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